Job Opportunity: Social Explorer

Social Explorer users can access 220 years of data, customize reports, create presentations and slideshows, embed and share maps, and more.   Social Explorer has collaborated with Pearson Publishing on a variety of educational materials.  It is distributed by  Oxford University Press to research libraries.  It has collaborated with the Census Bureau, The New York Times, and the Ellis Island Museum. Started at Queens College and funded by NSF, Social Explorer provides access to Census data from 1790 to 2010, American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012, religion data, and carbon emissions data.  New kinds of datasets will be added in 2014.  Over 250 libraries subscribe, as well as several corporations, government agencies, and individuals.

Seeking a highly intelligent, motivated and self-directed person, to review and augment GIS files (shape files), and create visualizations using charts, maps and tables.  Background in history and social science, and has good computer skills, including some experience in programming (either programming languages or statistical packages). 
 
1  Facility with a GIS package (most likely ARCGIS) who can review materials that go into making on-line interactive educational activities both long form and short form.  Experience with GIS a must.
 
2)  Facility with map design and creation in a GIS package.
 
3) Experience with the statistical analysis of social science data, such as polls, surveys, census data and the like.
 
4)  Strong writing and critical thinking skills.
 
5)  At least a BA degree in social science or history.
 
This job will begin as a part-time (likely half-time) consulting position, but there is very good opportunity for growth.  It is located in New York.
 
Work will include materials that will be added to Social Explorer and possibly GIS and data analysis work to support litigation consulting in areas revolving around civil rights and criminal justice.
 
Please send cover letter and resume to andy@socialexplorer.com.  No phone calls please.
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